Treaty of Union Traitors

Well may we exclaim, "Such a parcel of rogues in a nation."  That a peer should sell his vow and his country for 11 may be regarded as about the most contemptible transaction on record.  Even the Provost of Ayr got 100.  The Lords Ordinary were to receive 500 a year instead of 100 and all the law servants of the crown received gratuities or increased salaries.  When the story of this wholesale bribery became partly known the people were furious, and when the money was taken to Edinburgh to be divided, the citizens could only be kept from destroying it by sheer force of arms.  They regarded the gold in the closely guarded wagons as being the price paid in exchange for the delivery of the liberty of the kingdom into the hands of the English.  Possibly, had they realized that the money was to be repaid by Scotland into the British treasury, even the protection of the military would have been insufficient to prevent the coffers and their contents being thrown into the Nor' Loch.  The Darien scheme, the stock in which was largely held by the Scotch commissioners, the members of the Scottish Parliament, and the upper classes generally.  This was one of the most thoughtful schemes for making the bribery in connection with the Union be as widespread as possibly could be imagined.  Even the Royal Burghs were stockholders.

Treaty of Union

1707

Act of Union

As well as the then Lord Advocate John Dalrymple the 1st Earl of Stair, along with John Campbell the 2nd Duke of Argyll, the characters below are the Scottish nobles who sold out their country in 1707.  Alongside are the bribes they received for their treachery:
NAME
Amount of Bribe
Duke of Montrose £200
Duke of Athole £1,000
Duke of Roxburgh
£500
Marquis of Tweeddale
£1,000
Earl of Marchmont
£1,104
Earl of Cromarty
£300
Earl of Balcarres
£500
Earl of Dunmore
£200
Earl of Eglinton
£200
Earl of Forfar
£100
Earl of Glen Cairn
£100
Earl of Kintore £200
Earl of Findlater £100
Earl of Seafield £490
Lord Prestonhall
£200
Lord Ormiston
£200
Lord Anstruther
£300
Lord Fraser £100
Lord Polwarth £50
Lord Forbes £50
Lord Elibank £50
Lord Banff £11
Provost of Ayr
£100
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